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. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a baltimore city firefighter accused of running an online prostitution ring. this isn't his first time facing these types of charges. mike schuh has the latest on this case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a year and a half ago when that city firefighter faced similar charges and at that time he was given probation. >> inside this warehouse in west baltimore police say 29-year-old jamar simmons and 33-year-old franklin coit were running an online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous one going on in here. >> it turns out simmons is a baltimore city fireman. he was arrested monday. >> we found handgun, ammo, marijuana and various ljers and documents -- ledgers and documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> simmons had a similar run in with the law back in 2010. court records show baltimore city police arrested him for human trafficking and prostitution but most of the charges were dropped, he ended up with a year of
problems that are continues in baltimore city. east monument closed between wolfe street and patterson park avenue because of that sink hole. take orleans street or madison avenue for that matter. also we have a closure west franklin and park heights remains closed between violet and omen. watch out for that water main break that has two right lanes blocked, east lombard at light street. things are moving along just fine on the west side of the beltway. for instant traffic updates any time you can always count on us at wjz.com. don, back to you. >> thank you . >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. the search continuing for the man who kidnapped vie ripken earlier this week. police have new clues in the case. mike schuh is live with the story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. if there's ever a crime in public one of the first thing police look for is surveillance photos. in this case they have them. >> look, here's the man police say kidnapped vie ripken at gunpoint from the garj -- garage of her home. . >> he was wearing a white shirt, a long white shirt, blu
also a lot of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep people safe and they seem to have done that. >> fire works. >> hundred s of thousands of eyes if i can ated on the -- fixated on the sky over the inner harbor as fire works lit up this night this independence day. >> that was a big one. >> when i see my little kids watching it, it brings back memory. to see them happy makes me happy. >> the massive have crowds only adding to the -- massive crowds are only adding to the excitement. mixed in with the clusters of people were hundreds of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep this celebration violence free. last year's 4th of july saw a man stabbed to death and a 4-year-old hit by a stray bullet. >> they are using different tactics to keep things safe. police are using a new way to deploy officers. all are in uniform to make sure their presence is known. wsz -- we not only have the ground forces, but aerial support. >> they took what happened last year very seriously. >> for many 4th of july at the inner harbor is a family tradition. although previouses v
we have a couple of problem areas in ball mother city. we have an accident -- in baltimore city. we have an accident at park heights and two closures because of the water main break, fleet street and east lombard at light street. as far as your over all travel times go, on the outer loop from 83 to 95, 61 miles an hour average. let's take a live look. nice and clear 95 just south of route 24. 795 at ownings mills, no problems to report. for the most accurate and update to traffic information you can count on us at wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking at today. the first funeral in the colorado theater shooting will be held later today as some survivors find reasons to celebrate life. katie medley gave birth to a son yesterday. she's in the same hospital where her husband, caleb is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from friday 's shooting rampage that killed 12 people. >> she put hugo in caleb's arms and she was holding his hand when the baby was laying with caleb and his blood pressure and his heart rate went up. we know he could hear her. >> also in aurora, bat
,000 customers without power. the majority in baltimore county, 39,000 or so. there's 30,000 in the city. you can see the numbers to our south as well. of course, it is exactly the wrong time for people to be without electricity and air-conditioning with eight straight days of temperatures above 90. the heat is aboving to be fatal for some. -- is proving to be fatal for some. our first warning weather coverage continues now with derek value value -- valcourt. >> outside it's a scorchers. inside city health offices it's heating up. >> how are you doing? we're calling our senior citizens to make sure you're doing okay. >> the city set up a bank phone calling residents over the age of 80 checking how they're handling the heat. those who don't answer may get a visit. >> we're doing everything we can to make sure that we reduce and eliminate the number of heat related deaths. >> already maryland has seen two deaths from the heat. doctors say those most at risk have underlying health problems. >> they do worse with the heat and they do worse with every day of the heat. you can see increase aring probl
. >> baltimore city police said they tried to pull that suv driver over just because he wasn't wearing his seat belt. he slowed down and then just took off. sky eye chopper 13 over the scene as the driver fleeing police goes head onto another car on telegraph road. it didn't stop there. that suspect jumps out of the car and takes off on foot. heavily armed officers and k-9s rushed through the woods, backyards and parks. nearly an hour later, wjz is only camera on the scene, as police find the suspect siding inside a vacant home. >> pretty crazy but justice prevailed. >> ed was behind the wheel of his car when the suspect's durango swerved right into him. >> he swerved the try to avoid me, i swerved to try to avoid him and i guess our cars hit. >> the pursuit started in downtown baltimore where police say the driver sideswiped several cars and fled busting a temporary water main. when the suv hit 395 police followed by air as the driver erratically swerved along 97 south, route 100 and telegraph road before he crashed. >> that's a long ride. >> this is what's left of the durango after the crash
it will continue to monitor the hot spottings -- spots. >>> pret ty soon baltimore city police will get help from thousands of electronic eyes. the new systems will allow businesses and residents to incorporate their security cameras into the city watch system. officers will be able to access registered camera systems in an area near a crime. >>> the man charged with killing unarmed florida teenager trayvon martin is speaking out about that faithful night. george zimmerman and his attorney talked about the killing. his regrets and he reached out to the teen's parents. randall pinkston has the latest for wjz. >> i do wish that there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> george zimmerman says his confrontation with trayvon martin didn't last long before martin started throwing punches. in an interview zimmerman recould wanted how martin a-- recounted how martin approached him shortly after he called police about a suspicious person last february. >> he asked me what my problem was. i looked up and he punched me and broke
before it decides whether to reassess baltimore's population. >> city planers estimate baltimore could gain or lose $90 million in federal funding, defending how the bureau responds. >>> for the first time in more than two decades john hopkins falls from the number one ranking. hopkins was demoted to the number two spot this year. it's massachusetts general claiming the top spot this year. hopkins is still ranked number one in five specialities. >>> today the red cross is asking for your health. our recent storms and the blazing hot temperatures that followed have left the red cross in need some assistance. to find out how you can help go to wjz.com and look for this story in the local news section. >>> a young girl plunges from a third story window air conditioner and a good semertian comes to her rescue. here is mary butbala -- bubala with amazing video. >> video shows a girl jump or fall from a third floor, caught by a good semertian. >> i heard somebody banging at the door stating my daughter was outside on the air conditioner. i had no idea what was going on. >> she said her autis
crushed by a tree in northeast baltimore city. that souped -- that sound has become a common one as clean up continues. now we're left with power outages and all the damage and another issue the heat. it has turned deadly as the clean up continues. wjz and mike schuh is live near bwi this morning. mike is standing near a grove of cherry pickers. good morning, mike. >> reporter: that's a good one to put it. there's a giant tent just on the other side of here where the night shift is coming in and getting grubbed up with the food they're catering. they offer landry and all sorts of services. there are 1,300 out of state and sometimes out of country workers here. 3,300 people in all between the out of stateers and the bge crew trying to restore power. it's a massive effort. >> right in between. >> look closely. do you see the car underneath this tree? this man was driving on rogers avenue when it landed on top of him. >> the tree surrounding all four of my doors, cracked through my back window. >> emergency crews had to pry him out. now power crews are trying to untangle his car from that t
in baltimore city. we have road closures due to the massive water main break. let's take a live look. as you can see, there is the vehicle fire at wilkins avenue if you look to the right side of your screen. for the most accurate and up to date information, count on us at wjz.com. >>> here is what people are talking about. shock waves from the ncaa penalties against penn state. the effects being felt not only at the campus but around the country this morning. sports director mark vive -- mark viviano has more. >>> reporter: good morning, the sanctions are steep and they include a $60 million fine, equal to one year of penn state's revenue, a rich program with a rich tradition finds itself on the brink of busted. in addition to the fine, a four- year ban on bowl games and a reduction in scholarships likely to cripple a once strong program. their proud past forever tarnished. penn state's present and future in doubt. the ncaa stopped short of shutting down the program, instead handing down wide ranging and long lasting punishment in reaction to the cover up of a sex scandal involving jerry san
city, two deaths in baltimore, montgomery county. hartford county had one heat relitted death. >> -- related death. >> got to be the worse i've seen. it's almost unpredented. >> now everyone is trying to stay cool and waiting for this heat wave to end. >> reporter: the city had been distributing bags of ice and ice water the try to keep people cool. back to you. >> bge says -- excuse me. remember that we're always on any time there's severe weather. you can go back to wjz.com to see your own live look at doppler weather radar. >>> investigators are trying to determine what started a fatal house file. it broke out in the ann arundel on the bay community. firefighters say they found a woman inside the house. medics say she was pronounced dead at the scene. >>> in a recent spike in crime at georgia tech is pushing the students to want to carry weapons on to the campus. a number of students and even some parents have signed an online petition to be sent to governor deal. three students were just robbed off campus. recently a student woke up inside his dorm room with a gunpointi
could spend up to 25 years behind bars. this morning the cause of a vehicle crash in baltimore city is still under investigation. it happened on harper road. you can clearly see the wreckage. city police said six vehicles were involved. one landed in the yard of a house. nobody was seriously injured. it should be back to normal today for more than 1,000 people who were evacuated from homes and businesses in locust point. the evacuation happened after a crew fixing hall street hit a gas main underneath it. street repairs are still going on this morning. nobody was injured in that incident either. and an 8-year-old takes on the gold. last week noah white won first place at the junior olympics in texas. he's the fastest child in his age category in the country. maryland's news station continues. also more coming up on what happened at the olympics. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done the impossible. you made gluten free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband foun
to the city as part of a settlement. baltimore sued wells fargo accusing sub prime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods. baltimore will get $7.5 million for lending assistance programs. the settlement includes restitution for effected city residents. >>> a plane full of passengers looks on at bwi as two flight attendants are rushed from the tarmac to the hospital. as kai jackson explains, hazmat crews were brought in to search the plane. >> sky chopper 13 is high above bwi airport after southwest airlines flight 709 made its scheduled landing with an emergency on board. >> the airplane is parked at gait a-1. >> the flight originated in virginia. authorities say at some point in the air a flight attendant became sick. once the plane landed it was determined a second flight attendant was also ill, both complaining of nausea. >> authorities say after the flight landed at bwi the two stick flight attendants were taken to the hospital and a has malt team with the ann arundel county fire department inspected the plane. >> they did air samples to see what would have been the cause. they
cannot be said for baltimore city. we have the huge sink hole that has monument street closed. we have east lombard add light street blocked. as you can see everything moving along just fine on the jfx at cold spring lane. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer. toyota has your best deal for today and tomorrow when you buy a car you have to look beyond the day you buy it. back over to you. >> thank you. >>> at the top of the news, the ripken family, violet ripken being safe. the search for her kidnapper continues. wjz has complete coverage. mike schuh is following the investigation and jessica kartalija has more on the mother's roll as head of one of baseball's most inflew end families. we begin with mike schuh live on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. billy and cal's mom held hostage for 24 hours. bound and put in the backseat of her lincoln, now police are looking for her kidnapper. >> it's just been 8:00 on tuesday morning a mask gunman confronts violet ripken inside her garage. >> she said she went to go in the garage and he w
water as well. for more information on a cooling center near you in baltimore city call 311 or go to wjz.com. >>> we've shown you northwest baltimore, now we're going to show you more of baltimore. ron matz is live. >> reporter: you can see this massive tree knocked down by the storm. we're all dealing with the heat, lack of electricity, a lot of people with spoiled food. gigi barnett taking a look at ann arundel county. >> the weight of downed trees, snapped power lines in this neighborhood, residents are waiting for bge to take action. these long time neighbors have been in the dark since the winds rolled through the area friday night. >> no power. >> they're trying to get through the heat. >> well, we've been leaving the doors open, the windows open. >> they're shaded by a century old oak tree hoping for a breeze. >> we're still blessed because we still have our homes. some limbs came down out of one of these huge trees and it went the opposite direction. >> for some neighbors this weekend's storm has put a damper on their 4th of july holiday. others say they will find a way to celeb
will become the county's first police chief on august 1st. >>> baltimore city oos 's -- city's fire chief is going to get a raise. >> if we're all going to suck this up, we need to start now. i don't think chief plaque or his command staff should take the raise. >> the city council approved a new 6 year contract for the chief. by the end of the deal his salary will be more than $28,000 higher than his current pay. the fire union was critical of the deal at the time when three city fire companies just closed due to budget constraints. >>> local leaders have few questions after last month's storm left hundreds of thousands without power for days. what changes lawmakers and customers are demanding. >> heavy rain and hurricane like wind destroyed neighborhoods and left millions without power across the mid atlantic. >> oh, it was hot. it was terrible. >> viola powers lost service for several days. in this neighborhood things were worse. >> people who drove around said it looks like it's the epicenter. >> now city and county leaders are being bge one main question. >> what else can they be doi
september the 4th. >>> baltimore city department of public works is urging people to begin conserving water due to a po even if shallly dangerous water main. it runs under the tracks in southwest baltimore and carries the water to anne arundel and howard counties. using a robot, serious rust damage was spotted inside the pipe. further testing will begin in a few hours. it comes from northwest baltimore. and today the four people charged in the videotape beating of a tourist have pled guilty in the attack. two pled guilty to robbery. two others pled guilty to second-degree assault. parsons was sentenced to one year in jail. carter and davis were seven tenned -- sentenced to time served. >>> a big money deal for the preakness winner i will have another. he has been sold for $10 million. the owner says he sold the ber di and preakness winner to a horse farm in japan. i will have another was retired with a tendon injury before he had a chance to run at belmont and perhaps take the triple crown. crown. now he will be a stud on a ,,,,, beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to
. update on the situation in baltimore city. light street closed between east baltimore and east lombard. also fleet street between south caroline and southbound. light drive on 795. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and you local toyota dealer. now is the time to jump to toyota to find out how many ways there are to save when you buy right. now it's time for manic monday. >>> all right. ron matz, good morning. how was your vocation? did you re-- vacation? did you relax? >> reporter: very relaxing, didn't do a lot, just sat on my posterior for a year. >> did you go to the ocean? what did you do? >> reporter: i was away. undisclose ed d location. >> i understand. you have enough of that during your normal life. >> reporter: jessica, good morning to you. >> hi, ron. >> reporter: great to see you. we have a great group. they are ready to rock and roll. ladies and gentlemen, from ownings mills ebi. a couple of quick announcements. let me say hi to kelly in westminster and my aunt peggy. get well soon. all right. ebi, aleisha come up here. how are you? >> i'm good. >> reporter:
where the city. the mayor reworked the race course. >> baltimore is open for business. it's boeing to be a great week -- it's going to be a great weekend. >> it's an effort to make the downtown event easier to navigate and more visitor friendly. >> northeast market is one that you really want to be in if you're in any kind of sport. it's great for indy car racing to be here. >> michael andretti said one of the biggest challenges has been planning this in a short amount of time. however, the team says they're in it for the long hall and we can expect them to be back in baltimore the following year. >> race on llc has a 5-year deal with the city of baltimore. >>> next up this morning right here on wjz. >> good morning. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre now set to appear in court. the latest in the case coming up. >> i'm mike schuh live at bge. executives want to raise your rate. reaction when we return. >> oh lympic authorities come under fire as some of the sports venues have had poor attendance. all the details coming up. >> it's that time of the morning we start
working on a major water main break in downtown baltimore this morning. the 20 inch pipe break during yesterday's afternoon rush hour and sent thousands of gallons of water, sand and dirt flowing through city streets. the streets could remain shut down for days. drivers are asked to plan out an alternate route in advance. >>> investigators are on the scene of a fatal crash of a small plane in montgomery county. it went down just before reaching the runway last night. two people were on board, one is dead the other is in the hospital in serious condition. >>> this morning the search continues in hartford county for maszing edge wood man who disappeared while swimming in the bush river. rescue crews and dive teams from six agencies have been searching. the coast guard says 17 miles of water have already been searched with no sign of the missing man. >>> the search continues for a man wanted in a double shooting in a nail salon over the weekend. than pham has been charged in a warrant with multiple accounts. police say pham shot his estranged going and a male friend at the salon on satur
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